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    Some people will look back with fondness on the...

    Some people will look back with fondness on the old "production line" machines of this era before bespoke bicycles were made to order for each rider based on body scans, performance data downloads...
  2. The fender mounting stays are wire and are...

    The fender mounting stays are wire and are designed to be somewhat flexible so mounting them a few mm out beyond the rack mount is easy.
    They can be mounted as pictured but the best/strongest way,...
  3. As you might have noticed it's a "Reply w/ Quote"...

    As you might have noticed it's a "Reply w/ Quote" to caloso 's previous post:

    "I wish I could ride but I have to wear a tie to work." which was fully referenced in my response.

    Any less...
  4. Bob must have been as completely as loaded as he...

    Bob must have been as completely as loaded as he was at cousin Shirley's wedding when he advised that mounting procedure: It's Rack next to the dropout's threaded fitting then mudguard stays.
    The...
  5. As a former executive officer in Fortune 500...

    As a former executive officer in Fortune 500 corporations where proper business attire was appropriate I'd say that your avocation & it's uniform can well afford the ability to do as you please and...
  6. [QUOTE=gsk3;17067935] The rack has to support my...

    [QUOTE=gsk3;17067935] The rack has to support my toddler, so going with a seatpost rack instead is out of the question.[/QUOTE.]

    A Child-Seat carries children, a "rack" carries sundries not...
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    Without having a proper fit, and adapting to the...

    Without having a proper fit, and adapting to the changes, messing about w/ hardware is a pointless waste of time and $.
    As Macha notes a level saddle is a "baseline" fit requirement, but w/o knowing...
  8. With a proper fit, the requisite adaptation and...

    With a proper fit, the requisite adaptation and tens of thousands of miles of saddle time that is a by-product of good form.
    A good fit and lots of seat time works wonders for performance at any...
  9. "The senior executives of this company are all...

    "The senior executives of this company are all working for our mutual benefit rather than their own narcissistic greed fueled goals."
  10. Excellent point, when "true", yes without a...

    Excellent point, when "true", yes without a doubt.
    When brutally applied by the ham-fisted "tight enough" is just below the failure-point of materials.
    Not so un-common with steel & aluminum...
  11. OK, time for you to trot out the "accurate...

    OK, time for you to trot out the "accurate kitchen scale and a ruler", purchase a set of Ritchey & HF torque wrenches and get back to us on the accuracy results. It will be riveting to see if your...
  12. Have you used your "accurate kitchen scale and a...

    Have you used your "accurate kitchen scale and a ruler" to check the calibration on the Ritchey Tools?
    Actually, I don't care and I'm sure you never would anyway.

    The point of my replies to the...
  13. "Those who?"? I'll take your word for it, but...

    "Those who?"? I'll take your word for it, but "quire accurate" is what I try to avoid in sort of precision instruments.
    I'm a good w/ what tools I have, thank you very much, and I hope that you are...
  14. At these low values, and high cost components,...

    At these low values, and high cost components, I'd trust a Park or Craftsman 1/4" torque wrench and leave it up to someone else to validate the Harbor Freight version........

    At ~$90 the Park TW-5...
  15. These are calibrated tools, one would need a 5, 6...

    These are calibrated tools, one would need a 5, 6 & an 8nm for your fittings w/the appropriate hex fittings for each bolt size.
    I have three Ritchey tools for my requirements in the tool box, still...
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    Not w/ a 40mm rake: "CrMo fork with lugged...

    Not w/ a 40mm rake:

    "CrMo fork with lugged sloping crown

    - Matching fork for ES frame

    - 43mm and 45mm rakes available"

    Soma CrMo57 Lugged Road Fork
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    Why not use the correct fork from Soma? Soma...

    Why not use the correct fork from Soma?

    Soma CrMo57 Lugged Road Fork

    -Bandera
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    There you go, that an old injury and the...

    There you go, that an old injury and the competitive pressure of riding in a group can = Injury.

    Traditionally riding FG on the road has been part of building base miles w/ reasonable gearing in...
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    It's bike racing, sometimes the long solo from...

    It's bike racing, sometimes the long solo from the break works, most often not.

    It takes a rider like Jens to win like this:

    Jens Voigt Wins Stage 4 at USA Pro Challenge, Van Garderen Back in...
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    Before doing any major conversion ask yourself: ...

    Before doing any major conversion ask yourself:

    1) Do I really like the way that this frameset rides/handles?
    B) Is this frameset an excellent fit?
    III) Will I actually ride it a significant...
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    Riding FG in the winter is what serious club...

    Riding FG in the winter is what serious club riders did for the last century or so, not unusual in the least, just part of the normal training regimen.
    I still put most of my FG miles on in that...
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    They've all be been crashed, repeatedly. Join...

    They've all be been crashed, repeatedly.

    Join a club & go to the Velodrome for the "Intro" series and see if it's for you.

    A lot of good equipment gets handed-down/up in a club, classic or...
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    '74 Raleigh International in service w/ me for 40...

    '74 Raleigh International in service w/ me for 40 years, now configured as a town bike.
    Fork from it's stable mate, a '74 MKIV Pro.

    -Bandera
  24. Just guessing doesn't cut it w/ carbon...

    Just guessing doesn't cut it w/ carbon components, a crushed steerer/bar/seatpost fitting or one that slips will ruin your day/wallet.
    Cheap insurance to have a quality tool that will be used for...
  25. Yep: Applies to riding cobbles or any lousy road...

    Yep: Applies to riding cobbles or any lousy road surface.
    Shift UP into a harder gear, remain calm & relaxed, bend your elbows, ease butt-off-saddle as necessary and look where you want the bike to...
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